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Since your on a slippery surface being a tile floor thats it right there. I've played shows where I was on a wooden floor and once the bass drum moved...the second the song was over I pulled out the spikes,lol. Best bet is get carpet under the whole kit.And maybe even invest in the bass drum stopper. Its a little mount that clips to the bottom front of your reso hoop and has both spikes and rubber.
I'll take your advice and look for that stopper but if I pull the spikes out on my tile floor 1.) not sure they would dig in and 2.) if they did my wife would shoot me in the face and laugh while doing it.
The key is you have to have a rug under the WHOLE kit. Or a rug at least big enough to get under the bass drum AND your throne. Simply putting a rug under the BD isn't going to do much (obviously!).If you make the "sacrifice" and get a decent (yet still inexpensive) rug, it will be the BEST investment you make in your drumming career.(I always say the best things I have ever bought for my music career have nothing to do with music--my truck, my dolly, my rug, etc.)BTW, I always use the spikes on my bD spurs. I haven't used the rubber tips in 25 years.Lastly, it COULD be your technique to some degree too. Go for the rug solution first though.